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VIPKID CEO Cindy Mi
Cindy Mi
130 Ratings
Pros
  • "This job allows you to work from home and create your own schedule as needed(in 287 reviews)

  • "Easy training process, fun curriculum, no lesson planning, great support from HQ, easy to teach, great pay(in 52 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "The Best Job I Have Ever Had!"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at VIPKID part-time

    Pros

    The children are adorable. The hours are flexible and work really well with my time zone in the UK. It would definitely be harder from an American time zone. The company has a great, welcoming feel to it. There are lots of incentives and opportunities to advance in the company. If you would like to apply, you are welcome to use my referral code: CRYST0259. Please reach out with any questions.

    Cons

    You don't always book every slot you open. The time change can be quite extreme in some regions.

    VIPKID2018-12-12

    VIPKID Response

    December 13, 2018Social Media Specialist

    We are very glad that you’re having such a good time teaching with VIPKID!

  2. Helpful (1)

    "VIPKID TEACHER"

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      Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 

      I have been working at VIPKID part-time

      Pros

      Flexibility, online, working from home

      Cons

      Low pay, must be very energetic to attract parents and keep child's attention

      VIPKID2017-12-11
    • Helpful (2)

      "A Great Company To Work For"

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      • Culture & Values
      • Career Opportunities
      • Compensation and Benefits
      • Senior Management
      Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommends
      Neutral Outlook
      Approves of CEO

      I have been working at VIPKID part-time

      Pros

      VIPKID offers flexibility above all else. As an independent contractor, you set your own hours and schedule. They are quite responsive to emails and messages. The interview process is also not very difficult. You will also be well compensated the going rate is about $10/25 minute lesson.

      Cons

      However, as an independent contractor, you do not receive any external or extra benefits from working for the company. Your success also largely depends on how much parents like you and your teaching style. You will receive "5-Apple" ratings from parents who may or may not leave any actual feedback of your performance. If your apple rating drops off, you may also see your student bookings do the same.

      Advice to Management

      I would suggest changing the "apple rating" system as it largely depends on luck - you may have a student who loves you and books you all the time, but never leaves a review, or a few one-off students whose parents didn't like you for some reason or maybe did not understand something, and you end up with a poor average.

      VIPKID2017-10-23

      VIPKID Response

      October 31, 2017Engagement Manager

      VIPKID cares a lot for our teachers, who are also our trusted business partners. We are glad to hear your comments!

    • Helpful (256)

      "Perfect Job For Me"

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      • Culture & Values
      • Career Opportunities
      • Compensation and Benefits
      • Senior Management
      Current Employee - Major Course Teacher in Mineville, NY
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook
      Approves of CEO

      I have been working at VIPKID part-time for more than a year

      Pros

      Easy to do from home. No commute, no child care, no savvy business clothes, no commuting in the snow, and the best part is every day is "bring your cat to work day!" My cat, Bootsie, loves my job as much as I do! No kidding, I've had parents post reviews on my cat! The kids love it! Payment is once a month. I don't mind that because then it its a big check. You know what to expect and money is in the account on time....

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      Cons

      You'll read that there is not enough work. I don't think that is accurate. I've been with VIPKID going on six months. My first contract is at an end. My first month I made $55.00. The next month I more than doubled that, and every month after has been going higher and higher. I am now teaching about five hours a day and making very good money for wearing pajama bottoms and an orange t-shirt. My monthly is in the four...

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      Advice to Management

      I have never had a problem with management. They encourage teachers to have "Meet Ups" and network. I'm going to my first one on Friday. Management offers advancement opportunities and the ability to get more certifications, which equates to more money. That is a good thing. The one negative thing you always hear about is the recruitment process. They now have meet ups in the big cities where prospective teachers can...

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      VIPKID2017-12-26

      VIPKID Response

      January 4, 2018Program Manager

      We are honored that you love using our platform! Thank you so much!

    • Helpful (30)

      "The Best Company Ever"

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      • Culture & Values
      • Career Opportunities
      • Compensation and Benefits
      • Senior Management
      Current Employee - English Teacher in San Francisco, CA
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook
      Approves of CEO

      I have been working at VIPKID part-time (Less than a year)

      Pros

      I love working for VIPKID because: - I get to choose my own schedule - I have the flexibility to work from anywhere in the world - I get to make an everlasting impact on students, ages 5-12 in China

      Cons

      The "hot hours" on the West Coast, USA can be challenging to coordinate with day-to-day schedules as the hours are really early in the morning or pretty late at night.

      Advice to Management

      Keep doin what you're doin!

      VIPKID2019-01-18

      VIPKID Response

      January 18, 2019Social Media Specialist

      We are honored that you love using our platform! Thank you so much!

    • Helpful (14)

      "The way of the future :-)"

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        Current Employee - Educator in Dayton, OH
        Recommends
        Positive Outlook
        Approves of CEO

        I have been working at VIPKID part-time (Less than a year)

        Pros

        Self-employment benefits Flexible hours Pre-made curriculum so your time can be spent in actually teaching Can travel and still work. I've taught from several locations around the country. The technology platform is incredible and gets better every day. Getting to learn about a different culture and share ours. Love the students!!

        Cons

        Depending on the time zone you are in, the hours can be different than normal working hours. Because you are self-employed, you are not paid for the 'prep time' for classes. This is a little longer upon first beginning teaching because of the learning curve of the lessons and the platform. However, you are self-employed (1099). You will need to look at it through this lens when determining what the company should be...

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        VIPKID2019-03-03

        VIPKID Response

        March 3, 2019Social Media Specialist

        We’re glad you are enjoying yourself! Thanks for your comments!

      • Helpful (5)

        "3 Years and counting...."

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        • Work/Life Balance
        • Culture & Values
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        • Compensation and Benefits
        • Senior Management
        Current Employee - Tutor in Miami, FL
        Recommends
        Positive Outlook
        Approves of CEO

        I have been working at VIPKID part-time for more than 3 years

        Pros

        .50 raise every year. I make $22/hour as a Florida Certified Teacher Best company/school to work for ever. Lessons are premade for you. Children are great, well behaved and very engaged. (Unlike brick and mortar schools in South Florida) Can work from anywhere: car, office, hotel, vacation... anywhere that is quiet! :-)

        Cons

        1) Lessons can oftentimes be too short for the students. The company encourages us to review the lesson for a second time (which is boring for both the kids and me!) 2) Cancellation policy is cumbersome, especially now that if you open your schedule a few weeks out, kids can schedule classes a few weeks out so if you have a change in your schedule.... you have to really make sure if you SHOULD cancel. I think more...

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        Advice to Management

        1) The new lessons are great! Only, they seem shorter. There are more "fluff" slides, I feel. So, what used to take 25 minutes now takes about 18-20 minutes. Please offer supplementary materials for the students to work on after they finish the lesson so quickly. 2) a) If teachers cancel a class a week or two or three in advance, it'd be nice if we weren't dinged. I understand if it's 48 hours or less... but,...

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        VIPKID2019-03-28

        VIPKID Response

        March 31, 2019Social Media Specialist

        Thanks a lot for your suggestion! VIPKID will definitely take it into consideration.

      • "VipKid is a wonderful company. I enjoy teaching for them."

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        • Culture & Values
        • Career Opportunities
        • Compensation and Benefits
        • Senior Management
        Current Employee - Teacher in Granada
        Recommends
        Positive Outlook
        Approves of CEO

        I have been working at VIPKID part-time (Less than a year)

        Pros

        I make make my own schedule!

        Cons

        Even though the hours aren’t the typical 9-5, you can still adapt your schedule to your lifestyle.

        Advice to Management

        Things tend to lean for the better when the company listens to their teachers. Which for the most part, they do!

        VIPKID2019-04-04

        VIPKID Response

        April 9, 2019Social Media Specialist

        We are honored that you love using our platform! Thank you so much!

      • "GREAT JOB"

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          Current Employee - VIPKID Teacher 
          Recommends
          Positive Outlook
          Approves of CEO

          I have been working at VIPKID full-time for more than a year

          Pros

          Fun and can make your own hours

          Cons

          Class times are often very early in the morning

          VIPKID2019-04-05

          VIPKID Response

          April 7, 2019Social Media Specialist

          We feel privileged to have you!

        • "Life Changer!"

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          • Work/Life Balance
          • Culture & Values
          • Career Opportunities
          • Compensation and Benefits
          • Senior Management
          Current Employee - English Tutor in Allentown, PA
          Recommends
          Positive Outlook
          Approves of CEO

          I have been working at VIPKID part-time for more than a year

          Pros

          All the best parts of teaching-being creative, eager students, instructing skills (not merely overtesting!), flexible hours, work a lot or a little, without the endless reports and paperwork The company has grown and changed rapidly. They are extremely responsive to teacher ideas and requests.

          Cons

          The wage is good for being at home, but not always in line with previous experience.

          Advice to Management

          Please take previous teaching experience into account for hourly wages.

          VIPKID2019-04-03

          VIPKID Response

          April 7, 2019Social Media Specialist

          We are very glad that you’re having such a good time teaching with VIPKID!

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